No this is not a math post (I hope you're not disappointed), despite the title. Its only connection to mathy things like cardinal numbers, cardinal points and complex cardinals is that this flower is equally of 'the greatest importance,' and 'fundamental,' in my mind.
This is a celebration of the red lobelia expressing itself sanguinely; essential and vital, and a leading dignitary in the realm of blooms. I'm so pleased to have this flowering beauty in my yard. It's carefree, and easy going, though it likes to keep its feet wet. I bought this beauty in West Newfield, at the Maine open farms day on July 25 of this year, and look at how happy it is!
A beautiful sight to behold!